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Google updates and improves Maps on iOS

If you already have Google Maps on iOS you'll see a significant update today to version 3.0. If you don't have it, the new features may tempt you to give it a try. Some highlights: Turn-by-turn navigation now offers lane guidance Travel time, distance and ETA are all on the main screen at the sa...

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Google Maps for iPhone losing share to Apple Maps app

Despite a launch that was misdirecting drivers, moving Australian towns and otherwise making people quite unhappy, the Apple Maps app appears to be not only getting over its initial issues, but also gaining a tremendous amount of market share -- at the expense of Google Maps. 9to5Mac's Ben Lovejo...

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Google Maps get updated for iOS 7, adds transit features

Google has updated Google Maps for iOS, adopting iOS 7 design elements and some additional features. While the app has been iOS 7-compatible since the new OS became available, it still featured older iOS 6 elements, most noticeably in the iOS 6-style keyboard. Version 2.4.3 features the new translu...

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Google updates Google Maps for iOS with enhanced navigation and language options

Google today rolled out a Google Maps for iOS update that features enhanced navigation options along with language support for both Arabic and Hebrew. The update is version 2.3.4 and checks in at a respectable 12.8 MB. The full changelog for the update reads: What's New in Version 2.3.4 ● Faster...

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Daily Update for August 20, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires ...

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Google now showing 'relevant ads' in Google Maps app for iOS

Google yesterday announced that it has switched on "relevant ads" in Google Maps for iOS and Android. In a blog posting announcing the ads, Google said: Relevant ads on the Google Maps app can now appear at the bottom of the screen after a user performs a search. They include a title, ad text an...

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Use this trick to cache offline maps in the latest Google Maps for iOS

The latest version of Google Maps for iOS released yesterday brought a number of new features. The most notable addition is support for the iPad, but there's also a really cool easter egg Google added into the app. The easter egg allows you to cache maps for offline use inside the app. It has actu...

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New Google Maps SDK for iOS brings more goodies for developers

Users aren't the only ones to benefit from the latest release of Google Maps for iOS. Today Google released the 1.4 version of its ​Google Maps SDK for iOS. The update allows developers to take advantage of several new features of Google Maps, including adding indoor floor plan maps or integratin...

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Enhanced version of Google Maps for iOS hits the App Store

As anticipated, Google today rolled out version 2.0 of Google Maps for iOS. The update is available now for download on the App Store and includes a number of compelling features that make it well worth checking out. First, the update brings with it enhanced navigation features, including live tr...

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Google announces updated Maps app coming to iOS 'soon'

Google Maps is already the go-to navigation application for many iOS users, but not being one to rest on its own popularity, Google will be rolling out an enhanced update of its popular map app with several new features. The update -- which the company notes will be arriving "soon" for iOS devices ...

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Google has purchased Waze

Google announced in a blog post today that it is acquiring social traffic company Waze. This announcement is not surprising as Google was rumored to be close to inking a deal with the Israeli startup. Google was one of many suitors reportedly courting Waze -- earlier rumors hinted at a potential d...

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Maps Pro - Google Maps Edition for iPad is a mixed bag

iPad owners seeking a powerful map solution have been a bit deprived lately because so far, Google Maps for iOS is native only for the iPhone and iPod touch. There is no Google Maps app for the iPad at native resolution. WildPalm Ltd. has taken the Google data and packaged it in a Retina display-...

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Google announces new features for its Maps app, coming soon

Google I/O is going down today (as you have probably noticed from all of the Google updates), and one of the new products announced there is a new version of the Google Maps app, due out to the App Store later on this summer. Google says the new Maps app will include integrated information from ...

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Google Maps updated with Google contact search, local categories

Google updated its Maps application with several new features that make the app a bit more personal. The biggest change will be in search, which now integrates with your Google contacts. Once you sign in to your Google account with Google Maps, the app will pull in the names and addresses from ...

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Google Maps API now open to all iOS developers

Back in December when Google launched its Google Maps app for iOS, it also quietly launched a Google maps SDK for iOS developers. The SDK allowed developers to do two things: first, they could embed Google Maps in their apps instead of Apple Maps, and second, they could specify in their apps if...

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